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'Tips for Jesus' campaign shows astonishing generosity

Grouchy note from Christian pastor sparked move to redress balance

'Tips for Jesus' campaign shows astonishing generosity

Picture: Tips For Jesus/Instagram

Yasmine Hafiz for Huffington Post Religion
United States

December 3, 2013

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Restaurant servers have demanding jobs, generally working long hours with low pay and little reward. They often depend on their tips in order to survive.

That's why it's disheartening to see stories like that of Pastor Alois Bell, who wrote on her receipt to her waitress, "I give God 10% why do you get 18."

But 'Tips For Jesus' is on a mission to show the world what Christian generosity is supposed to look like.

Spanning the country from California to Utah, 'Tips For Jesus' has been leaving outrageously generous tips for delighted servers.

People have been wondering about what sparked this incredible show of charity. One commenter speculated, "I feel like what might've started this is other things posted on the internet how people leave no tip or fake tips in 'the lords name'. So to me this feel like a combat something showing that Jesus did say to give to the poor and waiting tables is definitely a hard job which doesn't earn a lot."

Though the person or people behind 'Tips For Jesus' remain anonymous, their ethos is strikingly similar to the words of Justin Lee, who wrote in a blog responding to Pastor Bell's rude note, "Remember, my fellow Christians: Whatever you do, wherever you go, whenever you tip, you are representing Jesus."

Full Story: 'Tips For Jesus' Shows Outrageous Christian Generosity

Source: Huffington Post Religion

 

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